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Mr. Mark Morgan

DEAN OF ACADEMICS

mark.morgan@southernprepacademy.org

(256) 307-2533 Cell

(256) 455-4914 Office

Hometown: Collinston, Louisiana

Education: Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Northeast Louisiana University; Masters in Military History from American Military University

Military Service: Five years on active duty in the US Army, five years in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Maintenance Officer, Battalion Staff, Company Commander 24 years at Carson Long Military Academy as a teacher/TAC; administrator, and headmaster.

Hobbies: Reading, watching college sports, golf

Quote: “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness.” George R.R. Martin

Family: Wife Nichol, daughters Brook and Emily

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Mr. Terry Arwood

Senior Math Instructor

Hometown: Opelika, Al

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Auburn University

Military Service: US Navy, Petty Officer 2ndClass

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, gardening          

Quote: “Ambition is the root from which all growth of nobleness proceeds”

Family: Wife Sherry, 2 children

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2008

Mrs. Sherry Arwood

Junior School Teacher

Hometown: Jackson’s Gap, Al

Education: Associatesin Computer Science-Brewer State Junior College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Computer Science-University of West Alabama, and Masters of Science in Elementary Education-Auburn University

Hobbies: Crafts, swimming and skiing.

Quote: “Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.” Denis Waitley

Family: Daughter Brittany, son Justin, and a beagle named Abby Lou.

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2011

Ms. Toni Baker

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Hometown: Jacksons Gap, AL

Education: Central Alabama Community College

Hobbies: Cross Stitch and Music

Quote: “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, they must be felt with the heart.”  Helen Keller

Family: Daughter Amy, Son BJ, Grandchildren Andrew, Phillip, Michelle, Bryce, Calyn, and Tristan

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2010

Mr. Roland Bell

Science

Hometown: Elba, AL

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Troy State University, Certification in Biology Education Auburn University, Masters in Sport and Fitness Management Troy University 

Military Service: Alabama Army National Guard UH-1 (Huey) and UH-60 (Blackhawk) Mechanic, Company Physical Fitness NCO.

Hobbies: Hunting and spending time with family

Quote: “If at first you don’t succeed, find out what you did wrong and fix it.”

Family: Wife, Lana and son, Brandon 

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Mrs. Dorinda Cooper

English Instructor

Hometown: Montgomery, AL

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology Spring Hill College; Masters in English Indiana State University

Hobbies: Reading, horseback riding, camping

Quote: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu

Family: Husband Michael, Son Ryan 

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2017

Mr. George Hall

Math & Spanish Instructor

Hometown: Auburn, AL

Education: Bachelor of Science inMathematics and Spanish, Secondary Education

Quote: “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McCraven

Family: Married with two children

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2014

Mr. Matthew Kelly

History Instructor

matthew.kelly@southernprepacademy.org

(256) 455-4914 Office

Hometown: Phenix City, AL                                                                                                             

Education: Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Public Administration, Currently working on Masters in Business Administration

Military Service: US Air Force, Combat Communications

Hobbies: Sports, Cross fit, Traveling, Reading, Outdoor Activates, Co-Host a Sports Radio show

Quote: “Are you living or just existing?”

Family: Engaged, 2 boys and 2 girls

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2019

Mr. Joshua Kidd

Science Instructor

Hometown: Florence, AL

Education: Bachelor of Science, University of North Alabama; Master of Science, Auburn University

Hobbies: Trumpet, French Horn

Quote: “Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” – Richard Feynman

Family: Spouse

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

1SG Lee A. Kolb

JROTC Army Instructor

Hometown: Damiansville, Illinois

Education: Associates from Georgia Military Academy

Military: Retired 1SG 23 years and 4 mos, US Army Signal Corps

Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing

Quote: “Always set a good example, everyone is watching!”

Family: Wife Theresa of 32 years, 3 children and 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2000

Mrs. Nichol Morgan

Media Specialist

Hometown: Newport, PA

Education: Harrisburg Area Community College Fire Science, Hazmat Operations, American Public University Associates in General Studies, 20 year Media Specialist at Carson Long Military Academy

Military Service: US Air Force, 193rdSpecial Operations Group, PA Air National Guard Fire/ Rescue/ EMS

Hobbies: Photography, Volunteer Fire Fighter

Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss

Family: Husband Mark, daughters Brook and Emily

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2018

Mr. Jake Norotsky

Aviation Studies

Hometown: Altoona, Pa

Education: Senior, Auburn University, Instrument Rated Pilot

Military Service: US Army Iraq combat veteran with 14 years as assault helicopter crewmember, mechanic, enlisted flight instructor, flight training program manager, flight operations manager, level 2 combative instructor, crew coordination instructor, aviation safety manager

Hobbies: boating, fishing, flying, going to air shows, traveling, 

Quote: I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send,  and who will go for us?  Then said I, Here am I; send me Isaiah 6:8

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2017

Mrs. Charissa Reynolds

College and Career Counselor
BETA Club

charissa.reynolds@southernprepacademy.org

(256) 278-2233 Office

(256) 307-7507 Cell

Hometown: San Diego, California 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Health Science, certified Recovery Coach, certified Protocol and Etiquette Consultant. Former Nurse. 

Hobbies: Teaching Etiquette, Ranching, Reading, and Family.

Quote: “You we’re born with the ability to change someone’s life, don’t ever waste it.”

Family: Husband, 2 Adult Sons and one Daughter 

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2015

Pam Webber

Technology Director, Computing and Finance

pamela.webber@southernprepacademy.org

(256) 455-4914 Office

(614) 580-6248 Cell

Hometown: New Rochelle, NY

Education: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, a Certified Financial Planner from the College For Financial Planning.

Hobbies: Technical reading, Piano, Puzzle games

Quote: “If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse”.

Family: Three children, 2 Boys and 1 Girl. The boys, William and James are currently enrolled students at Southern Prep.

Started Southern Prep Academy: 2017

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